Here's Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, stars of Comedy Central's Key & Peele, sharing a bunch of fun stories and impressions on The Tonight Show last night, and Jay Leno pitches in by getting his band do a rimshot after Peele's Obama impression to punch it up a little bit.
Great news for fans of great comedy today as Comedy Central just announced it's renewed the critically-acclaimed sketch show Key & Peele for a third season consisting of 13 episodes. The first two seasons of Key & Peele only ran 8 and 10 episodes respectively, so the third season is getting a larger order than usual. The sketch show's second season concludes tomorrow night, which will be the last new episode before season three premieres in the fall of 2013. Somebody start a petition to get Liam Neesons to guest star on the new season right away.
"We love Mitchell and Webb and I love Fry and Laurie. We thought it’d be cool if it was called our last names, like a comedy team, and we had bounced around Keegan and Jordan, and Jordan and Keegan. It felt like Keenan and Kel, or felt like Malcolm and Eddie… It felt like, 'Oh, these two guys are going to be oddballs, and one’s probably really fastidious, and the other one’s probably a slacker.' It felt like that instead of a sketch show."
- Keegan-Michael Key shares how the name Key & Peele came to be in an in-depth interview he and comedy partner Jordan Peele gave to [...]
In 2010, former troupe-mates Donald Glover and DC Pierson returned from Los Angeles to perform at The Creek and The Cave, in New York City. Glover was tossed a question from an audience member: What's it like working with Chevy Chase? In response, he described how Chase had delivered a 40-minute lecture to Saturday Night Live cast member Bobby Moynihan laying out the case for why Glover has to be homosexual, which he is not. "That's the only way a guy like Chevy Chase has of processing a black guy who looks like me, talks like me, dresses like me," said Glover on stage that night. "That's how alien [...]
We've heard from the director of Key and Peele, now to hear from the writers and stars. Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele talked in this interview about approaching comedy from between the worlds of black and white culture, impersonating Obama, and most importantly, dick and poop jokes. Says Key:
I learned at Second City years ago that there’s really not much to be done about the fact that we still live in this intrinsic, puritanical society. And when you say poop, people laugh. And the reason they laugh? Because they’re not allowed to talk about it. It’s such a powerful thing. Everybody goes to their office [...]
Keegan-Michael Key, one of the stars of Comedy Central's Key & Peele, has joined the cast of a new USA Network pilot from Best Friends Forever stars/creators Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair. The untitled single-camera show, which has received a pilot presentation (a.k.a. short pilot) order from USA, stars St. Clair as a career-driven woman named Emma helping her best friend Maggie (Parham) raise her new baby. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Key will play a supporting role as a Mark, a police officer whose proposal Emma turned down when they were 23. Brad Morris (Cougar Town) and Zach Woods (The Office) have also joined the [...]
The very funny Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, stars of the titular Comedy Central sketch show Key & Peele, did a Reddit AMA yesterday, taking fans' questions. They hit some technical difficulties with Reddit and had to cut things a little short, but here are the best moments from the chat:
On the day they met Barack Obama:
Key: The craziest! It was one of the best days of our life and totally surreal. we had always hoped he'd find out. But that kind of confirmation was amazing.
To celebrate the joyous holiday of St. Paddy's Day, Conan gathered its favorite funny people and served 'em all up a delicious cold green- [spit take]. No one really seems sure what it is, but I like to imagine that it's that stuff Dumbledore has to drink to get to the Horcrux in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
This clip from Comedy Central's new sketch showKey & Peele, starring Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, is phonetastic (sorry). Who among us doesn't change our telephonic intonation depending on whether we're standing next to friends, strangers, or moms? Not a one of us is immune from this symptom of modern life, which binds us and unites us under the glory of God….And that's how I'd talk on the phone if I were standing next to a rabbi. The show premieres in January.
Peter Atencio, a director/producer for Comedy Central's sketch show Key & Peele wrote a nice Tumblr post about resisting network executives' attempts to add audience laughter over filmed sketches to the show's second season. The Comedy Central folks were insistent on adding laughs (not a laughtrack, but recorded laughter from an audience watching the sketches), but Atencio and the rest of the creative staff made their case:
We pushed hard for the show to be laugh-free, so that the viewers could watch the sketches and decide for themselves where the funny parts were. Having the laughter mixed in felt old-fashioned, and because I am very particular about [...]
As you may or may not have heard, President Obama won re-election last night. Here's Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele's version of Obama's accepatance speech from tonight's episode of their Comedy Central sketch show Key & Peele. With help from anger translator Luther, Key & Peele's take on Obama's speech is just as inspiring and eloquent as the real thing and also ends with the MC Hammer Dance.
Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are sitting down for a Google+ Hangout today at 1 pm EST in advance of tonight’s third and final presidential debate. The LA Times is hosting the Hangout here. Join in, otherwise Obama’s anger translator Luther is gonna lose his shit.
Key and Peele's Keegan-Michael Key visited Conan last night to drop some knowledge from his time at mime grad school. Glomming, vacuuming up acid, pole-centered undulating: the object work fun never ends! Until it does end, when the clip is over, and the show goes to a commercial break. Nothing lasts forever, not even pretend shotgun fights.
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